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Dynamics: Software Escrow

Completing the Six Basic Requirements

  1. Complete Solution Testing
  2. Offer an Escrow Service via your license terms
  3. Demonstrate your Support Capability
  4. Provide existing Customer Evidences
  5. Establish an ERP/CRM competency in the Microsoft Partner Network
  6. Create a Partner Center Profile 


What is source code escrow?

Source code escrow is the deposit of the source code of software with a third party escrow agent. Escrow is typically requested by a party licensing software (the licensee), to ensure maintenance of the software. The software source code is released to the licensee if the licensor files for bankruptcy or otherwise fails to maintain and update the software as promised in the software license agreement. (Source: Wikipedia)

Why is it a CfMD requirement?

ISV partners must offer an Escrow within their license terms.
Customers / reselling partners will be free to choose whether they want to take advantage of an Escrow service.
Customers wishing to avail of Escrow will still have confidence that they will be able to use the 3rd party software should the ISV go out of business.

Note: The escrow agreement is between the ISV partner and the escrow company of their choice. Microsoft does not warrant or guarantee, and disclaims all liability arising from, any partner-created trainings, solutions, implementations or services and/or their performance.

How do I meet the CfMD escrow requirement?

  • Offer an Escrow Service within your license terms.
  • When you Submit Online select the checkbox confirming you have included Escrow in your license terms.
  • If your Solution is offered on a subscription only basis the escrow requirement will be waived, you may select the checkbox confirming this based on your license terms.
  • If your solution is offered to customers free of charge the escrow requirement will be waived, you may select the checkbox confirming this based on your license terms.

Featured Escrow Companies

Feel free to contact the companies listed below or any other escrow agencies in your region that meet the minimum criteria to provide escrow services for customers and resellers offered under your license terms.



Consisting of a multidisciplinary team of seasoned professionals, Escrow4all is widely regarded as the thought leader in technology escrow in the Benelux and Europe. Quality conscious ISVs and end-users benefit best from our expertise and flexibility. Whether you are seeking a proven source code escrow agreement for on-premise software or a smart continuity plan for hosted (SaaS/Cloud) applications, we are committed to provide you with the best escrow solutions available. Extended verification services are carried out by in-house verification consultants with at least 9 years of escrow experience. Our client portal offers all parties 24/7 actual status info and transparency. ISVs can use our (complementary) secured upload server to deposit escrow material. Managing your escrow accounts could not be easier!

Contact: For further details please contact Escrow4all's dedicated Sales Team at or call +31 20 3420 250 (for our special CfMD pricing, please mention CfMD and provide your Lionbridge tracking number) or visit



With over 30 years’ experience we are one of the world’s largest software escrow providers, protecting over 15,000 clients worldwide. Our clients benefit from our ability to offer our services under a variety of international laws and the assurance that comes from our global network of secure storage vaults across the UK, North America and Europe. Our in-house legal and technical teams guarantee an independent and quality service.

For further details please contact:1-800-813-3523 or email
Mention CfMD for special pricing. 
We also invite you to visit our website for valuable escrow information. 

Escrow Europe (Pty) Ltd - South Africa

Escrow Europe (Pty) Ltd is the only active escrow service provider on the African continent to have achieved the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2008 quality certification standard. Escrow Europe (Pty Ltd is an entirely neutral and independent, specialized escrow service provider and is in a unique position to assist CfMD Partners to enhance their value proposition to their Clients. Our personalized consulting services offer CfMD Clients world-class escrow skills and expertise for ensuring that their investments in CfMD Solutions are properly protected. Contact: For further details please contact Andrew Stekhoven, Managing Director, at or call +27 (0)21 852 9365 (for our special CfMD pricing, please mention CfMD and provide your Lionbridge tracking number) or feel free to visit us at


Escrow Global, previously named “Escrow Europe (Israel) Ltd”) is a leading professional technology escrow service provider in Israel dedicated to the highly specialized practice of locally and internationally effective escrow solutions.
For the last 10 years, we have specialized in providing the most comprehensive and effective "active" escrow solution tailored to the parties’ needs.
Our in-house professional legal, technical and administrative team is equipped and experienced with the expertise necessary for protecting the interest and investments of the parties concerned.
Our technical department of software and hardware specialists are keen on executing verifications of various technologies and products at the highest level.

Contact: Ronen Slutzky, Managing Director,, 972- 3-6447473
Please mention that it is a Cfmd client and quote the lionbridge tracking number
Visit our website at



Since 1999, Austin-based Guard-IT has been a leading innovator in software escrow and intellectual property escrow services.  Our exclusive Client Tools let you setup new escrow accounts, add beneficiaries, upload escrow deposit materials, update contact info and pay your bill 24/7.  Guard-IT does not charge for customization of your escrow agreement or for additional storage space.  Our CFMD escrow fees recently reduced by 30% are guaranteed for up to five (5) years.

Contact: Please visit our CFMD Escrow page or complete our free, no-obligation CFMD Setup form.  Call +1 (512) 282-1995 or email to request a free draft agreement or ask questions, and mention CFMD for special escrow account pricing.



Hanse Escrow Management GmbH - Together with its service partner TUViT, the company HanseEscrow Management offers since 2004 a flexible Escrow product and service portfolio at fixed prices. Our service and consulting services are designed to serve both users and suppliers. The company's core business is the fiduciary administration of software source codes and design data, including completeness testing and update services for updated versions. With more than 400 customers and 1,900 cases of fiduciary administration in Germany, Europe and Asia, the company is able to prove that the concept of an "active Escrow" offers the level of security required by the market.

Contact: Bodo Mro, Managing Director (mention CfMD for special pricing and share Lionbridge tracking number), +49 (0) 40 64 66 994, Norderstedt/Germany,


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Statement by InnovaSafe: InnovaSafe is a veteran-owned and operated, Tier I supplier of neutral, trusted intellectual property protection and software escrow services since 2001. InnovaSafe meets its clients' concerns with cost effective and comprehensive solutions. Customers depend on us to perform special services in a discreet, efficient and prompt manner.

Contact: or call 1-800-239-3989 ext. 4788; (mention CfMD for special pricing and share Lionbridge tracking number);

Software Escrow Guardians (SEG)

Software Escrow Guardians (SEG) is the longest established specialist software escrow agent in the Asia Pacific region, providing software escrow services to all types of organisations from small business to multi-national companies and government departments worldwide.  SEG holds source code for software produced and used in the Asia Pacific region, USA, and Europe.  SEG guarantees expert service in the provision of escrow services to software users and providers.  Microsoft Dynamics partners who provide their Lionbridge tracking number will receive SEG's special CfMD pricing .

For further information on our Escrow Services visit or contact Neil Gladden on (Australia) 1800 143 427, (New Zealand) +64 9 623 0513. Alternatively email him at


TUV SUD is a leading international service organization catering to the strategic business segments Industry, Mobility and Certification. Around 17,000 employees are represented at more than 800 locations throughout the world. Optimizing technology, systems and know-how, the interdisciplinary specialist teams act as process partners to strengthen their customers' competitiveness.
In assuming a neutral function as an escrow agent, TUV SUD offers extensive experience with Software Escrow Services. With the goals to reduce risks, protect investments and give confidence TUV SUD is your partner as an independent service provider. Take your chance to use the worldwide recognized TUV SUD certification mark as a successful marketing instrument which shows your business partners, that the escrow object has been verified reliably and escrowed with an approved agent - TUV SUD Product Service.

Contact: For further details contact (mention CfMD for special pricing and share Lionbridge tracking number), call +49 89 5008 4500 or visit our website

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Our mission

We help our clients to build their business continuity strategy by protecting their mission critical applications in an ever-changing environment.

Our focus

SW escrow services are the only focus of our company. We continually improve the processes and technologies in order to provide our clients reliable protection of their SW investments.

Geography and location

We are based in Prague, Czech Republic. We benefit from perfect knowledge of the business and legal environment in Central and Eastern Europe. Our legal and technical consultants deliver the services which fit the best the local conditions.    

Awards and references

Deponest was established in 2009. In the same year we received COMPUTERWORLD MAGAZINE AWARD for the SW solution of the year. The list of references is available on request.


Mr. Jan Bednar, partner: +420 777 566 700

Mr. Radek Havlik, partner:  +420 724 832 773

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WorldEscrow,  Continental  Market Leader in Qualitative Escrow Services since 1994.
Our mission is to foster trust and reliability between you and your clients. We assure – even if you’re not around - your IP is perfectly safe and your customer’s trust is secured.  As an independent Trusted Third Party we strongly believe in delivering custom-made  escrow solutions and mutually beneficial arrangements, balancing your needs and your customers’ trust. We help you get the most qualitative service with the least hassle and the most flexible contracting and pricing. As we hate needless complexity, our service is based on the principle of common sense and quality through ease-of-use.
Together with transparency and open communication these services are realized by our staff of ICT experts and legal officers, who all have a solid experience in different industries, go along with the latest technologies and therefore have a profound understanding of the business. WorldEscrow might not be the biggest in the absolute measuring of things, but we are the company with the biggest heart and soul.
Our core beliefs: passion, quality and collaborative craftsmanship.

Contact our staff: Visit our website  or complete our CfMD contact form for immediate response.
Call: +32 (0)15 20 44 50 / mail:  
Feel free to ask about our state to the art approach and a free draft agreement.
Please mention CfMD for the best escrow account price.